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95 Colleges
83,009 Yearly Graduations
$61,202 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,904 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2021, 83,009 students received a degree from a college in Missouri, making it rank #20 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $15,300 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $17,454 a year.

About 59% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,476 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
7,801 Yearly Degrees
$11,475 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Missouri - Columbia is 31,089, of which 23,383 students are undergraduates and of those, 21,344 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Mizzou is 89%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

42% of Mizzou students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,188 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Mizzou with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,683 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
5,720 Yearly Degrees
$58,866 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,449 students at WUSTL in total, 7,653 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,077 are full-time. WUSTL has a freshman retention rate of 94%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Only 16% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Roughly 19% of students at WUSTL take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,434 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $64,543 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
5,593 Yearly Degrees
$8,294 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Missouri State University - Springfield is 23,505, of which 19,621 students are undergraduates and of those, 13,128 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Missouri State is 4.5 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,178 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Missouri State is $37,811.

#4

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
3,668 Yearly Degrees
$11,271 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Missouri - Kansas City is 16,147, of which 11,027 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,071 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

43% of UMKC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,000 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMKC is $43,346.

#5

Webster University

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,642 Yearly Degrees
$28,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Webster University is 8,197, of which 2,563 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,022 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 53%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,270 a year. Webster has a 3.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Webster with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,977 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,373 Yearly Degrees
$48,824 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,723 undergraduates at SLU, of which 6,847 are full-time, and there are 12,229 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SLU is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 54% of students at SLU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,254 a year. SLU has a 2.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $53,847 during the early-career years.

#7

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,992 Yearly Degrees
$27,166 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,504 undergraduates at Maryville U, of which 3,249 are full-time, and there are 10,979 students altogether. It takes the average Maryville U undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,823 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,446 during the early-career years.

#8

University of Missouri - St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
2,938 Yearly Degrees
$12,015 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,973 undergraduates at UMSL, of which 4,889 are full-time, and there are 13,874 students altogether. It takes the average UMSL undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 58% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

44% of UMSL students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,004 a year. UMSL has a 4.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMSL is $41,078.

#9

Columbia College

Columbia, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,890 Yearly Degrees
$11,636 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Columbia College is 8,347, of which 7,861 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,162 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 58% of students at Columbia College Missouri take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,563 a year. Columbia College Missouri has a 8.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,516 during the early-career years.

#10

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
2,854 Yearly Degrees
$9,078 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,629 undergraduates at UCM, of which 6,009 are full-time, and there are 9,959 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 56% of students at UCM take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,891 a year. UCM has a 6.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UCM is $38,123.

#11

Park University

Parkville, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,593 Yearly Degrees
$8,853 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,165 students at Park University in total, 8,504 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,763 are full-time. It takes the average Park University undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 65% of students at Park University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,826 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Park University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,444 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
2,387 Yearly Degrees
$11,509 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,642 students at Missouri University of Science and Technology in total, 6,083 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,412 are full-time. For undergraduates at Missouri University of Science and Technology, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 70% are men and 30% are women.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,056 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Missouri University of Science and Technology with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $65,427 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
2,358 Yearly Degrees
$8,715 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,001 students at Southeast Missouri State University in total, 8,929 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,823 are full-time. It takes the average Southeast Missouri State University undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

51% of Southeast Missouri State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,719 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,146 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Northwest Missouri State University

Maryville, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
2,104 Yearly Degrees
$8,852 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,482 undergraduates at Northwest, of which 4,813 are full-time, and there are 7,267 students altogether. It takes the average Northwest undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

62% of Northwest students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,533 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,907 during the early-career years.

#15

Saint Louis Community College

Saint Louis, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
2,102 Yearly Degrees
$5,295 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,411 full-time undergraduates at Saint Louis Community College, and 15,206 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 5% of students at Saint Louis Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $2,885 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Saint Louis Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,503 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,068 Yearly Degrees
$18,640 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lindenwood University is 7,382, of which 4,822 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,199 are full-time. It takes the average Lindenwood University undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 66% of students at Lindenwood University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,246 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lindenwood University is $40,434.

Public Public vs. Private
1,868 Yearly Degrees
$6,840 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City is 13,085, which includes 5,915 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 4% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,551 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MCC is $31,905.

#18

Ozarks Technical Community College

Springfield, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
1,607 Yearly Degrees
$4,924 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,237 students at OTC in total, 5,359 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $1,662 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,128 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,362 Yearly Degrees

The student loan default rate of 0.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#20

Truman State University

Kirksville, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
1,327 Yearly Degrees
$8,689 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Truman State University is 4,655, of which 4,389 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,687 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

39% of Truman State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,831 a year. Truman State has a 2.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Truman State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,862 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Rockhurst University

Kansas City, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,158 Yearly Degrees
$40,480 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,746 undergraduates at Rockhurst, of which 1,845 are full-time, and there are 3,688 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Rockhurst is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,218 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $50,571 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,116 Yearly Degrees
$7,762 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,927 undergraduates at Missouri Southern, of which 3,443 are full-time, and there are 5,045 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 52% of students at Missouri Southern take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,985 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Missouri Southern with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Missouri Western State University

Saint Joseph, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
861 Yearly Degrees
$7,930 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,911 students at Missouri Western in total, 4,717 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,039 are full-time. It takes the average Missouri Western undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

55% of Missouri Western students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,449 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,706 during the early-career years.

#24

St Charles Community College

Cottleville, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
847 Yearly Degrees
$5,190 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,014 students at SCC in total, 3,210 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

7% of SCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,796 a year. SCC has a 5.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SCC is $32,958.

#25

Moberly Area Community College

Moberly, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
807 Yearly Degrees
$6,150 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,285 full-time undergraduates at MACC, and 4,878 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,113 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,872 during the early-career years.

Other Missouri Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies 774
27 Southwest Baptist University 767
28 Missouri Baptist University 743
29 State Fair Community College 679
30 William Woods University 670
31 Crowder College 653
32 Jefferson College 606
33 State Technical College of Missouri 601
34 Evangel University 582
35 Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 575
36 Logan University 508
37 Drury University 506
38 Mineral Area College 487
39 Three Rivers College 477
40 East Central College 432
41 Avila University 427
42 Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College 405
43 Ranken Technical College 392
44 Cox College 354
45 Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences 348
46 College of the Ozarks 346
47 University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy 341
48 Drury University - College of Continuing Professional Studies 340
49 North Central Missouri College 319
50 Fontbonne University 318
51 Lincoln University 312
52 Culver - Stockton College 264
53 Missouri Valley College 250
54 Missouri State University - West Plains 247
55 William Jewell College 245
56 Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 228
57 Research College of Nursing 203
58 Harris - Stowe State University 201
59 Stephens College 182
60 Hannibal - LaGrange University 181
61 Kansas City Art Institute 171
62 Westminster College Missouri 170
63 Ozark Christian College 141
64 Chamberlain University - Missouri 133
65 Concordia Seminary 125
66 St Louis College of Health Careers-Fenton 122
67 Covenant Theological Seminary 117
68 Concorde Career Colleges 90
69 Bryan University 89
70 Nazarene Theological Seminary 84
71 Cottey College 73
72 Baptist Bible College 58
73 Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences 57
73 Calvary University 57
75 Urshan College 50
76 Aquinas Institute of Theology 43
77 City Vision University 41
78 Midwest Institute 40
79 Ponce Health Sciences University - St Louis 38
80 Bolivar Technical College 36
81 Eden Theological Seminary 33
81 Central Christian College of the Bible 33
83 Stevens - The Institute of Business & Arts 32
84 Urshan Graduate School of Theology 25
85 Saint Louis Christian College 24
86 WellSpring School of Allied Health - Kansas City 23
87 Texas County Technical College 20
88 Kenrick Glennon Seminary 18
88 DeVry University - Missouri 18
90 Conception Seminary College 17
91 Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City 15
92 WellSpring School of Allied Health - Springfield 10
93 St Louis College of Health Careers-St Louis 5
94 American Business and Technology University 2
95 American Trade School 0

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